samedi 30 juillet 2011
Lascivious - Requiem to Che Guevara 7'' flexi
AkiraxToy Records 1986
01 - Begining song (巻頭歌)
02 - Fire Fox— 孤火
03 - Dear Mr.—
04 - World End
Little to no information about this Japanese band. This flexi is their unique release.
Musically, the rhythmic section is basically punk, while the guitarist displays metallic influences with his leads and solos. The vocals here are really special, melodic and sometimes off-key, they create a weird and unsettling feel to the songs.
The result is quite unique, it might have similarities with an Adk punk band trying to imitate GISM, adding Gastunk's vocals...
The artwork can reminisce GISM and Sakevi's collage to some people, i see more affinities with JG Thirlwell's Foetus early artworks, as on albums like "Hole" or "Ache".
mardi 26 juillet 2011
Escombro was a small band from the Basque country, Nothern Spain.
I believed this tape is their only release. ( In fact, it's not: Escombro released their full lenght Hijo del Desecho in 1993. )
Their music consist of short and fast songs. There might be some similarities with their Catalan counterparts HHH, but here the tunes are more complex and a bit sloppier at times.
I included enlarged portraits from the xeroxed inserts because it reminded me Basque posters displaying mugshots of arrested members from the E.T.A.
Get these eleven short songs here:
mardi 19 juillet 2011
Three flexi compilations in one folder.
Those "Losing Your Way" series had been produced and released by the Japanese label Skinny Dip somewhere between 1996 and 1999.
The flexi disc which had been a cheap and popular format in Japan started to disappear at the beginning of the 2000's. As a matter of fact, these compilations were pressed by Evatone Soundsheets in the US, as the manufacturing of flexis was already out-of-date in Japan at that time...
Features in the following order the japanese bands: No Think, One size Fits All, I.R.F., Calf Branding, Flash Gordon, Carcass Grinder, Hope, Charm, Restrain, Vivisick, Trademarks, Disco Kicks, Total Fury, Exclaim, Jellyroll Rockheads, Lulu, Handsleg, Hyper Hindu Squatters, BreakFast, Slapping Bikini and Paluka.
Most of them were part of the late 90s early 00s thrash & fastcore revival. Most songs here are the short, fast & loud type of music but the whole stuff remains a pretty mixed bag.
The 4th volume of this "Losing Your way" compilation had been pressed on hard vinyl, it could be downloaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?asg488sgi5vwydw#1 . Original uploader was the "Am I Mean" blog some time ago...
You can get the three flexis by clicking the following link:
dimanche 17 juillet 2011
Blind Ignorents - Blind Ignorents - self released 1988
Obscure Texan punk rock band.
Blind Ignorents recorded these songs in 1987, self released their unique album in 1988, then appeared on the "Houston Loud" compilation in 1989, with another Texan obscure bands, except the not so obscure Pain Teens, who made a great musical carreer during the first half of the 90s.
The music here is dirty, sloppy, raw and sarcastic punk-rock, songs are short and straight to the point, falling before the two minute mark. Special mention for the gruffy vocals.
Check the lyrics from the song "Hardcore porn", mocking the straight-edge/youth-crew/posi-core movement which was so prevalent at that time. it's definitely not PC...
( edit 09/05/2012: D/L link removed by request from the band. )
Not that many info is available about this forgotten Houston band, but i found some Blind Ignorents related stuff, here's a video of a 1989 song, the Lp material is definitely rawer and faster than this.
A 1989 gig flyer with the aforementioned Pain Teens...
dimanche 10 juillet 2011
G.I.Love - Chemical Gardens lp
Go Get Organized 1991
Second 14 songs lp from this French band coming from Paris. This album is a great effort compared to their first lp "16 Hardcore Romances" released in 1989. Here the sound quality is great for French standards, the recording was done by a guy named Cecil English, who is known to be the exclusive sound engineer for NomeansNo.
Musically, "Chemical Gardens" fuses 60's garage, classic U.S. hardcore and an experimental twist, not that far from bands like Minutemen, D.K., NomeansNo or Saccharine Trust.
Their sound kind of aged well, even 20 years later.
according to its great quality, this album never got the success it deserved, Girls In Love separated just after its release.
mercredi 6 juillet 2011
Pós-Guerra – Cultura De Rua - 1999
Päu Dä Lääskä -Records
01 - Psicose
02 - Moralidade
03 - Dia-A-Dia
05 - Cultura De Rua
06 - Foda-Se & Morra
07 - Realidades Encobertas
08 - A Farsa S.H.A.R.P.
09 - Ignorância
Street-punk / Anarcho punk from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pós-Guerra means Post-War
The music is classical crude, abrasive yet monotonous Brazilian H/C punk, as you can see on the picture above, they're using the famous Meteoro amplifier, which provides this particular crunch and texture to the guitar sound...
Except this nine song ep self-produced by the band, Pós-Guerra had tracks on the compilations "Cenas Anarco Punks" lp in 1994 and "Resistência Anarco Punk" a 4-way lp with Metropolixo, Lixo Urbano and Discarga Violenta in 1997.
vendredi 1 juillet 2011
Verdun - C'est Pour Demain - Plastic Doll Records 1988
01 - Ton Meilleur Ami
02 - Pourquoi Faire ?
03 - Günther
04 - Dizzy Dolly
05 - Message à l'ASSEDIC
06 - Sex Overdose
07 - Serre Les Poings
08 - Les Larmes De Crocodiles
09 - Fast Food
10 - Vivisection
11 - Sécurité Anti-Liberté
12 - Aujourd'hui Et Demain
13 - Au Fond Du Trou
14 - Qu’Attends-Tu Pour Vivre
As a follow up to the two previous posts, here another record with female vocals.
Third release from the French anarcho-punk band Verdun. The music tends to be tighter and faster than their previous works. There's definitely and improvement going on... Lyrics are either melancolic or sarcastic, they reflect quite a bleak outlook on life...
This record had been already posted on other blogs with lower bitrates.
Smash The H-Blocks 12'' ep and their 1987 Notre Combat 7inch were previously posted here. I suppose this record was coming with a lyric sheet but the insert is nowhere to be found. If a good samaritan can provide me a hi-resolution scan of this lp insert, that would be very welcome. Just added a 1988 Verdun gig poster for good measure...